DX Spectrum vs. IBM Cloud Availability Monitoring (deprecated)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Spectrum
Score 7.2 out of 10
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DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
IBM Cloud Availability Monitoring (deprecated)
Score 8.0 out of 10
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IBM Cloud Availability Monitoring was a monitoring service available for monitoring web page loads, API and application availability or tendency to create alerts and issues, with frequent scoring for troubleshooting and diagnostics. According to the vendor: as of July 7, 2020, no new instances of the service will be created. The end of support date for the service is September 30, 2020. At this time, all instances will be removed.N/A
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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DX SpectrumIBM Cloud Availability Monitoring (deprecated)
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8.0
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8.0
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User Testimonials
DX SpectrumIBM Cloud Availability Monitoring (deprecated)
Likelihood to Recommend
Broadcom
As I said before, not only for Spectrum, but for any monitoring tool, you need to know what is critical in your environment and think about how exactly you should monitor and treat it. If you have done that, everything will work just fine.
  • Well Suited - Networking Monitoring
  • Less Appropriate - When you need to customize some monitoring and to update the version
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IBM
If you are using IBM Cloud and not using other monitoring tools, then IBM Cloud Availability Monitoring would be a decent solution to get started until you get a more advanced tool.
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Pros
Broadcom
  • Polling and traps can be configured to take heartbeats at specified intervals and notify on an event in real-time, respectively.
  • Topology of devices gives a high-level overview of network architecture.
  • Discovery of devices is simple and secure with the use of community strings.
  • Details can be added per device or alarm type for actions to be taken to make troubleshooting easier.
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IBM
  • Easy and simple to set up
  • Good integration with the overall cloud platform
  • Ease of use
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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IBM
  • Missing advanced functionalities when compared with other similar tools
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Alternatives Considered
Broadcom
Other tools I have used are more server/application-centric. CA Spectrum seems to work effectively and efficiently for network devices. Notification delays can be set to grant grace periods in case of network blips or false positives, which occur ALL the time. Other monitoring tools send event notifications immediately and would clear instantly, which while on-call can wake a technician for no reason.
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IBM
IBM Cloud Availability Monitoring is a very basic monitoring tool. As the name suggests, it only monitors the availability of your systems. While it is a good tool to get started with, it lacks many advanced features available with other solutions such as New Relic, which you will need as you grow.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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IBM
  • Allowed us to get monitoring with our applications quickly without having to spend too much time researching other tools.
  • Very cost effective for basic monitoring needs.
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